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I have always wanted to do a mini itx. I also wanted to use all Noctua fans in a build. Currently the 8700k and 1080ti are the gaming flagships. So I decided to do my mini with both of those and a massive Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler. It is a TIGHT fit. The cooler is actually bent in a little bit on both sides due to the fans. But everything is kosher and is running great at 5.0ghz OC. And no . . . there are NO cooling issues. Prime 95 pushes this system, but it stays below 80c.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

With that wifi attena on top like that I would love to see some "Jaws" graphics added to one side. Very shark fin like :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I am too Plain-Jane to add graphics to my rigs. But I get where you're going. I personally saw the shark fin more as a vertical stabilizer like on an airplane.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a very long parts list you have there

Also I love the ftw3 elite (tho I do prefer white) so +1 for that

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sorry. My girlfriend and I are using this site to show off all of our gear on Steam.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Crazy small

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

A handsome build you got here sir! The cable management is so good! Just one question, I saw that you’re not using the built in chassis fan controller. How are you powering up those noctua 92s and 140? Thanks in advance!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your kind words, sir. Now to answer your question: I am using the included PWM Y adapters that came with the Noctua fans. The ASUS motherboard has 3 PWM fan headers. AIO has the exhaust 140, CPU has dual 140, and Chasis has dual 92mm. All headers push a full amp and these fans stay well under that.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for that buddy. How bout your 3.5 hdd? Is it just lying on top of your psu? Do you you have anything between them like any anti-static stuff?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually purchased this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0P28057

It's a 3.5 to 5.25 adapter. I simply cut the sides off of it, ground the metal smooth, used a black sharpie on the fresh cut metal, and taped the new DIY hdd bay on top of the PSU with the gorilla mounting tape. Know I tapped it so that the front fans will push air under the HDD as well as over top. So if you copy this know you should tape horizontal to the HDD. That adapter has holes so air will get to the bottom of the HDD.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Barada. Incredible build! I'm planning to do something similar next year. Did you have any trouble fitting the vga because of the psu size?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hiya bud. Thank you! And YES! I not only had to take the PSU mount out of there but my EVGA G3 is smaller than normal PSUs. It is a TIGHT fit. Make sure you get the smallest PSU you can find that is completely modular, be prepared to not use the PSU mount that's included and gorilla tape or Velcro tape it to the case, and possibly even get a smaller GPU.

Good luck, sir!

EDIT: Also custom PSU cables will help with the space if you're willing to pay the price. Here is one of the places that does it: https://mod-one.com/custom-pc-cables/

I didn't do the custom cables (even though my Asus motherboard gave me a 20% off coupon) because I was able to fit it all without them. But depending on what put in your build, they may serve you well. Enjoy!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

how are the temps on the gpu under load? doesnt it get toasty?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You can see them on details at the bottom left of this page. It stays under 70c no issues while under 100% load. The GPU sucks in fresh air from a filter on the side of the case. It shoots some hot air out of the back and the rest gets caught in the Noctua fan wind tunnel. The temps on this mini itx are actually a bit cooler than my old Corsair 200R mid-tower case. I had corsair fans in that one, but know the case was full of fans.

I think this mini itx stays cooler due to the Noctua fans and the fact that heat is immediately shot out of the case. There is literally zero room for heat to build up in the case.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You did an amazing job on this babe! ♥ Your builds are insane! So proud of you!

  • 28 months ago
  • -1 points

Thanks, bugga. <3

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

One question, do you think 1080 ti strix would fit? it occupies 2.5 slot

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Very doubtful, sir. It is a tight fit as is. Adding another 1/2 slot I highly doubt would fit. But you can always mod!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

One question, does the MB have both an addressable RGB (3-pin) header and a RGB (4-pin) header?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the extremely late reply. I have been off this platform for too long. If you're still wishing for the answer it's a single 3-pin addressable RGB header. Now to clarify I am pretty sure that this board is only compatible with Asus' proprietary Aura crap. So before you buy, you may want to confirm that.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! How are you doing. Can I ask for the temps ? Have you tried OC and how much is the Temp? the Max. I wanted to go with Mini ITX 8700k, but I am worried with the temperature.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the extremely late reply. I am indeed OCed. I am at 5ghz. I could push it to 5.2ghz but there simply is no point. Idle I get low 30s and load I get low 70s with my Noctua NH-D15 cooler. But keep in mind I have 3 fans on that bad boy. My temps are good because there isn't enough room inside of my case to build up heat. When heat is produced it is immediately forced out of the back of the case.

Also know I am delidded, but with no liquid metal. Just good old NT-H1.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I'm considering this exact same build actually! With only 16gb RAM though.

So my question to you is, would the NH-D15S version be better than the normal version. It seems it might be a better fit?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It would indeed be a better fit. But the extra fans do help. So your choice. Is the extra cooling worth it or is the extra space worth it? I honestly don't have that answer.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I went with the NH-D15S in a very similar build in a FD Core 500 - happily running at 4.8GHz. These cases have a lot to do with the overall cooling ability I reckon too. +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think there is enough space for a 80mm fan on the roof of the case. Thinking of cutting out a small square to fit one in.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe if it were quite thin. I wouldn't know the dimensions. But personally I wouldn't chance it. It's literally not needed.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello Sir, I don't know if you still monitor these comments, but do you think that it is a requirement to delid the cpu in this build?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bud. I wouldn't say it is a requirement . . . but I would greatly consider it. I have delidded this 8700k as well as a 4790k. It's not hard with the right equipment. I highly reccomend this for all your delidding needs: https://rockitcool.myshopify.com/collections/complete-delid-relid-kit-for-i7-8700k

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